Theme: Health Promotion: Investing in Health Promotion and Disease Preventions to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

The abstracts should reach the conference organisers by 15th September 2019.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should follow the abstract submission guidelines below:

  • Focus on scientific evidence generated from research or programme/project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Have a maximum word count of not more than 300 words. Please do not send supplementary materials such as photos and reports alongside your abstract.
  • Must be submitted in English using the submission form which can be found at :

NOTE: Upon receipt of the abstract, the Conference Secretariat will send a response to the author by email acknowledging receipt of the abstract.

Format Of The Abstracts

The Conference Secretariat will accept abstracts in two formats namely, scientific (research) and best practices/programme/project implementation initiatives based on field experience.

1. Scientific/Research format

This type of abstract should include the following: title, background, objectives, methods, results, conclusions and recommendations.

i) Title:

The title of the abstract should be specific and concise; should describe and capture what the study intends to achieve.

ii) Background:

This should indicate the conference track/sub-theme to which the abstract is aligned, the purpose and objectives of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed/studied or evaluated. It should also indicate the importance of the topic to include knowledge gaps to be addressed. It should also justify the need for the study and importance of replicating the findings for further research or in other geographical areas.

iii) Methods:

Describe clearly the methodological approaches used by indicating the setting/location for the study, study design, study population, sampling, data collection and methods used in data analysis.

iv) Results/Findings:

Results should present clear and detailed findings/outcomes of the study, with specific results in summarised form. Inclusion of gender breakdown of data is strongly encouraged. These should be presented in a logical fashion.

v) Conclusions:

Briefly discuss the main outcomes of the study. Are the conclusions clear and precise and what will they contribute to? Ensure the conclusions reflect aims and objectives of the study supported by the results/findings.

vi) Recommendations:

These should be reflected at different levels of Health Promotion practice: National, District, facility and community/family levels. Ensure the implications of the study are clear for policy development, practice and further research.

2. Best Practices (Project/Programme)/field experience format

In this type of abstract, issues, methods employed by the project, results from project implementation and lessons learnt should be clearly described

Issues: a summary of the issue(s) addressed by the abstract, justification for the issues and indication of conference track/sub-theme to which the abstract is aligned.

Results: state clearly the findings from the programme implementation and how they could influence the current health promotion policy and practice

Lessons learnt: what did you learn from implementation of the project/programme that can be replicated in other interventions. What are the implications of the intervention or project? Data that supports the lessons learned and evidence must be included

The Health Promotion and Education Department invites interested participants to submit abstracts to the Annual Health Promotion Conference. The abstracts should focus on or be in line with the conference sub-themes/ tracks below.

Conference sub-themes/ Tracks

This year’s Annual National Conference on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention will serve as a foundation to gather evidence and best practices on health promotion, education, and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes. The sub-themes/tracks of the conference are:

a. Governance and leadership in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Partnership and multi-sectoral collaboration
  • Advocacy for stakeholder/ inclusive participation in health promotion
b. Technology in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Technology used in implementing health promotion programs
  • New technology for scale-up
c. Capacity strengthening for health promotion and disease prevention
  • Improving health literacy and health education tactics
  • Capacity strengthening approaches for health promotion (national and community)
d. Health awareness and behavior change for health promotion
  • Social and Behavior Change Communication
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of health promotion interventions

Next steps/ Recommendations

Possible next steps for implementing the project. What do you recommend from your implementation experience to improve health promotion interventions?

Please note the following additional information regarding abstract submissions:

  • The number of authors per abstract is unlimited. However, only one author can be listed as the presenting author.
  • Use Times New Roman font, size 12 when formatting your abstract
  • Tables, figures, literature references, and acknowledgments should not form any part of the abstract’s content.

Accepted abstracts will be presented using 2 formats:

  1. Oral presentations
  2. Poster presentations

Abstract Review and Deadlines

All abstracts must be received by the Annual Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Conference Secretariat by 15th September, 2019.

If an abstract is submitted by a team of authors, the Conference Secretariat will only communicate with the author who submitted it and will be the one to make the presentation during the conference. The presenting author will receive communication about acceptance or decline of an abstract through email by September 23rd, 2019.

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